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Latest by Judith A. Aberg, M.D., F.I.D.S.A.

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Treatment for Lupus/HIV Co-infection

What is proper treatment for a man who has Lupus and AIDS? He began triple combination therapy about 5 years ago following an AIDS diagnosis, which he tolerates well. He has an undetectable viral load and CD4 counts in the 900-1100 range. He is havin...

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Breast sucking confusion caused by Dr Jackson on 09th August

Dear Doctor, i have read many expert views (also on the safe sex forum of The Body) that breast sucking or nipple sucking on a non lactating woman carries no risk yet now Dr jackson states that there is a potential risk. Well according to my knowledg...

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Can a viral load of 500,000 become undetectable

Hi, I have had HIV for 12 years. I have taken a long vacation approx one year from my meds. I am now at t cells/ 12 and viral load, 500,000. I am a female age 37 i am 5"2 and weigh 113 lbs. I have recently been hospitalised for pcp and am thankfully...

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Have I ruined someone's life?

I was recently diagnosed as HIV positive. I was prompted to be tested when my husband received word that he had AIDS (after 2 bouts of pnuemonia this winter). Neither of us knew he was infected. But, the doctor suspected and asked that he be tested. ...

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Could yeast be the problem?

I am HIV+ with 400 tcells and viral load of 3000. I have been in good health until recently. A stomach bug two weeks ago was the start. Two days after the 24 hours of severe vomiting and diarrhea my stomach swelled like I was about to deliver a baby...

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Do they randomly test in hospitals

Hi before you undergo a surgery and right when they give you a blood test before surgery do hospitals test for HIV too or do you have to request it specifically?

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Is it risky to have a baby?

I have been positive for the last 26 months. My VL has been undetectable all this time and my cd4 now stand at 754.Am thinking of having a baby this year with the quidance of my doctor.my question is , what effect will this have on my progression and...

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breast reduction and hiv

I am a 33 y/o female.Have had hiv for almost 8 years always with undetectable levels and t-cells count of over a 1000.My concern is that I have large breasts (36 DD).They are very painful before, during and after menstruation.I've thinking about brea...

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Effective?

How effective is Azithromycin(Zithromax)in treating Chlamydia? Taken only once is really 100 effective as a cure for Chlamydia?

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Cocaine Straw?

I thought that no body has ever caught hiv through a shared cocaine straw. You said, it is wise to get tested if ever a cocaine straw was shared. Why?